PTAB Boardside Chats

The PTAB Boardside Chat webinar series addresses best practices before the Board and answers questions raised by attendees. The free, bi-monthly Boardside Chats are open to all.

Register for an upcoming Boardside Chat or see presentations from past sessions below.

Past Events

Would you like to learn more about ex parte appeals? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about recent developments for ex parte appeals. No pre-registration is required. Participants may join the discussion online the day of the event by...

Would you like to learn more about American Invents Act (AIA)? Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about several recent developments for AIA trials. No pre-registration is required. Participants may join the discussion online the day of the...

Join the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about several aspects of AIA trial proceedings and new submission forms for SOP2-related matters. Join the discussion online the day of the event. The webinar is free and open to all. A Q&A session will follow...

Join the next Boardside Chat webinar for a discussion about several aspects of ex parte appeals. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Vice Chief Judges Mike Kim and Janet Gongola will share information about current appeal pendency statistics and the new Fast-Track Appeal Pilot Program through which...

Learn how the USPTO's prioritized programs can help you during the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) online Boardside chat. This webinar will cover the Track One Prioritized Patent Examination Program, the PTAB Fast Track Appeals Pilot Program, and the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot...

Jun 25, 2020 - Virtual

If you are a new patent practitioner, don’t miss this chance to learn how to argue before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Join us for a presentation on use of demonstratives, effective use of hearing time, decorum, and the logistics of an oral hearing. Join the free online training via...

Want to learn more about AIA trial statistics, including institution rates and the outcome of final written decisions? Would you like to hear about potential rule changes to AIA trial rules on institution and responsive briefing? Join Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Vice Chief Judge Mike...

May 14, 2020 - Virtual

If you are a new patent, practitioner don’t miss this chance to learn how to argue before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Join Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla, Vice Chief Judge Janet Gongola, Lead Judge Stacey White, and Judges Amanda Wieker and Christa Zado for a presentation on use of...

Curious as to how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is handling proceedings and hearings these days? Tune into the latest “Boardside Chat” webinar. The board will address logistics for virtual proceedings, public remote viewing of hearings, timing considerations for filings, and the CARES Act relief...

Find out more about motion to amend practice in AIA trials from Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla and Lead Judge Jessica Kaiser. Learn more about this free webinar and get access information at the PTAB "Boardside Chat" webinar series webpage . There will be a Q...